Kurdistan town farmers protest against high fuel prices: We will not plant this year
Shafaq News/ A number of farmers gathered in Koysanjaq district in Erbil governorate, capital of Kurdistan Region, today, Saturday, to protest against the rise in fuel prices, warning that they will not be able to farm again due to the current conditions.
The representative of the protesters, Faki Fattah, told Shafaq News Agency, "A number of farmers in Koysanjak district gathered today near the city silo and demanded assistance as a result of the high fuel prices, which affects their work."
Fattah added that "the farmers do not find government interest in the agricultural sector, and if this continues, we will not be able to grow wheat and barley this year," explaining, "We submitted all our problems in writing to the government and the Ministry of Agriculture, but they did not provide any satisfactory answer."
The protesting farmers explained that they "did not receive a good income for several years due to the drought, which had a negative impact on them," stressing that "now they need assistance to be able to grow their crops on their agricultural lands."
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